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United Rentals acquires Ahern Rentals for $2B

Founded in 1953, the family-owned Ahern Rentals is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Media executive Francisco J. Lopez-Balboa joins board of United Rentals

Lopez-Balboa is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cumulus Media Inc.

Stamford’s United Rentals to add electric dumpsters to its fleet

JCB’s HTD-5E E-Dumpsters will be available in the fourth quarter.

United Rentals signs new direct lease for Stamford headquarters

The company previously subleased the space.

13 Fairfield and Westchester companies make the Fortune 500

Walmart took the top spot for the ninth consecutive year.

United Rentals buys General Finance Corp. for $996M

General Finance has a network of 106 branches and more than 900 employees.

Nine area firms make Newsweek’s ‘Most Responsible Companies’ tally

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown was the top-rated Westchester firm, while XPO Logistics of Greenwich was the highest-ranked Fairfield County operation.

Nine Fairfield, four Westchester firms make Fortune 500

IBM led the way in Westchester, while Charter Communications was the top-ranked firm in Fairfield County.

United Rentals announces C-suite changes

The promotions are the first since Matthew Flannery took over as CEO.

Business Council of Fairfield County recognizes companies for health initiatives

The event has grown from a handful of participants and awards to one that this year featured hundreds of attendees and the recognition of 57 companies throughout New England.

Matthew Flannery elevated to CEO of United Rentals

Flannery is taking over the CEO position at the Stamford firm from Michael Kneeland, who has been appointed nonexecutive chairman.

United Rentals completes $2.1B acquisition of BlueLine Rental

BlueLine is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and brings more than 46,000 rental assets, 114 branch locations and approximately 1,700 employees into the United Rentals operations.

United Rentals expands Canadian presence with $92M acquisition

“The acquisition of WesternOne Rentals and Sales will expand both our general rental and specialty offerings in key Canadian provinces,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO of Stamford-based United Rentals.

Kim Harris Jones joins United Rentals’ board of directors

Harris Jones will serve on the audit committee of the Stamford-based company's board, whose membership will expand from 11 to 12 directors.

United Rentals acquires BakerCorp International Holdings for $715 million

BakerCorp is a provider of tank, pump, filtration and trench shoring rental solutions for industrial and construction applications.